Valve's class-based toon-shaded multiplayer hat simulation with an FPS minigame around it. Announced in 1998, it was released in 2007 as part of the Orange Box.

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What's the Huntsman's headshot criteria?

As arrows are projectiles, they must use the (large unrotating unintuitive) physics hitbox instead of the bullet hitboxes. So how does the game know where the head is? Is it the same for all classes? ...
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Terrible Team Fortress 2 Performance

I've purchased a graphics card lately, a Nvidia Geforce 210, with awesome features. The only downside is my RAM (512). Every kind of video requirement I can max out with this graphics card but my RAM ...
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How do I defeat a Pyro being a Pyro?

I would like some tips to beat the other pyro being a pyro. What weapons should I use? Is it more favorable to use a shotgun rather than a flamethrower?
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Is the range of the Phlogistinator actually longer than the range of the other flamethrowers?

Look at the next few seconds of this video, demonstrating the phlogistinator in action: ...
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How do I send someone else TF2 replay files?

What files do I need to include when sending someone else a replay? Just the numbered ones from the same group in \steamapps\[username]\team fortress 2\tf\replay\client\blocks or does that need to be ...
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Does buying the Orange Box grant you premium status in TF2?

If you are a free to play user of TF2 and you purchase the Orange Box, do you get premium status and the Proof of Purchase in TF2?
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How much damage does fire do?

How much damage does burning do over it's lifetime? Does it differ depending on class or the pyro's weapon?
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Windows can't see or connect to Macs on a TF2 server

Trying to play Team Fortress 2 at work and the Windows machines can't connect to the Mac machine's server and vice versa, when we create a local server. Tried connecting through the console directly ...
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Team Fortress 2 Beta Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 with an updated version of Steam installed. I recently downloaded the Team Fortress 2 Beta to this Mac and then removed it via Steam's "Delete Local Game Content." ...
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How do I get items in Team Fortress 2?

I picked up the Orange Box, mostly to play Portal, but I've played TF2 a bit here and there. In all my playing, I've never seen an item drop. Am I just not looking properly? Do I have to run up and ...
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Steam doesn't show MW2 or TF2 in library on different computer

I'm trying to install my steam games (and play hopefully) on a different computer. I installed steam, logged into my account and for some reason, it only shows Portal. I only have three games ...
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What are some good tactics to use on DeGroot Keep?

I'm struggling on DeGroot Keep. Are there any specific strategies to win rounds consistently?
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What does picking up Winter Gifts in TF2 do?

In the new TF2 winter update I have noticed that when some people die, they leave behind a gift. I have picked several of these gifts up, but nothing has been placed in my inventory and I have gotten ...
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Where can I find TF2 Servers that play Freight or Fastlane?

I can't seem to find servers running those maps (except Wonka Gaming, and those are only full of bots all the time). They are two of my favorite maps. When I started playing Team Fortress 2 earlier ...
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Team Fortress 2 Missing Fonts & Poor Performance on Ubuntu 11.10/Wine 1.3

I just installed Team Fortress 2 on Ubuntu 11.10 x64 with Wine 1.3. It works, but I am missing fonts or something. In the servers dialog, the fonts seem blury. In other dialogs (using those "Team ...
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How can I make Quick Play Start Working

Up until not long ago, I could go into the quick play section, hit the "play now" button, and I would get a server. Recently it has stopped working, saying there are no servers available. Yet I can ...
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How do you prevent specific class scripts from transfering to all classes?

I just started scripting and have a bunch for spy (to modify the cursor, remove view model, modify sensitivity, rebind keys, etc.). How do I prevent scripts in the spy.cfg class file from spreading ...
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PC hangs for 1 second, every 30 seconds, while playing TF2. Does not occur with newer games

Last week I bought a new PC with these specs: Mem: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX CPU: Intel Core I5 2500K Boxed MoBo: Asus ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC ...
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Do AFK players earn items?

In game, I see a lot of AFK (away from keyboard) players. Does being AFK allow you to get items from the item drop system?
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How to change my HUD?

I have seen some videos of people with HUDs that look a ton better then the default, so my question is how do I change my HUD in TF2? Is it something I have to do manually or is there some place where ...
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Are there any other unique items in TF2 other than Top Notch?

Top Notch is an item currently existing as only a single copy, owned by Notch (of course). Are there any other limited or unique items in either TF2? ("Limited" meaning items which were only ever ...
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How is my disguised loadout determined if I disguise as a class that's not in play?

Say RED has no sniper. I'm a BLU spy disguised as a RED sniper. This means my apparent nick will be determined at random. IIRC, I might even get my own nick. What about my loadout? Will I be using ...
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How do you properly sticky jump?

I've taken a sticky jumper for a test run from the store as I have to admit I'm not really good at sticky jumping. (It also makes a great combo with the pain train for back capping purposes.) What I ...
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TF2 Achievement Advisor - is there a way to know which achievement to go for next?

Is there an Achievement Advisor that tells me which achievements I should go for next in Team Fortress 2? e.g. the easiest one or the one that that will give me my next milestone. A similar service ...
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How do I automatically skip the valve loading movie on Steam/TF2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to automatically skip the intro videos in Left 4 Dead? Each time I open TF2 I see the wonderful valve loading movie, I remember there was an option of ...
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Do map stamps take inventory space?

If I were to purchase the Map Stamps Collection, would I need eighteen inventory slots?
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Is it possible to obtain a set of the Mann Co. Supply Crate Keys?

I have a few crates in my inventory that I would like to open. I wondered if it was possible to have a pack of keys? I am not talking about trading. I'm talking about one item that gives me X keys. ...
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With proper aim can an Ambassador always one-shot a sniper?

I'm working on my Skullpluggery achievement for Spy. For a while I thought it was straight-forward -- just point, pause (for accuracy), and fire. Worked everytime, until lately, where my lucky streak ...
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Has Team Fortress 2 sped up?

This may seem like an odd question, but have any of the general speed stats of TF2 changed? It's been a while since I've played TF2, but when I had a game earlier tonight, it seemed somehow quicker, ...
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Problems connecting to a friend's server in Team Fortress 2

I can connect to other people's servers in Team Fortress 2 fine. I only have problems when I try to connect with a friend's dedicated server over the internet. Usually a message comes up and says that ...
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Where do gifts spawn in Eyeaduct?

Dual to the question for Mann Manor, where can gifts spawn in the 2011 Halloween map Eyeaduct? The couple I've found have just been in the middle while fighting for the point, never seen them "behind ...
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How to tell if there is a spy on my head?

Without looking up, how can I tell if there is a spy on my head?
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Can I still get the Haunted Metal Scrap?

Is Haunted Metal Scrap being awarded during the lead-up to this year's Halloween event? Is haunted scrap under the same restrictions as haunted gifts (i.e. they're only awarded during a special time ...
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What are the possible Mann Manor gifts spawn places?

So I've been playing on a couple 24/7 Mann Manor servers (I know!) to get some of the ghostchievements and scarechievements I missed from previous years. I got the pumpkin hat, the paper mask, the ...
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“ERROR” displayed on head items

In game, instead of hats (any other than default) a big 3D red "ERROR" is displayed. It used to work well till the update (the one when everyone got that paper boat hat). After loading a character's ...
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TF2 crashing during map transition

I was playing TF2 last night and I managed to get in to game fine. When the match ended and a new map was loaded, the game crashed for a minute but when it restarted, everything on the screen was ...
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What's so special about the Fishcake?

Recently I had bought SpaceChem and upon completing all the research challenges, I was able to craft 2 items in TF2 and one of them was the Fishcake. The stats of the Fishcake are identical to the ...
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What does scrap banking mean?

I hear it all the time. They're looking for scrap? Crafting scrap? Trading scrap?
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What are the typical nest placements of Yukon?

I've been trying to play on Yukon, but I haven't had much luck yet in joining a team that didn't get steamrolled by the other team. Large areas full of rocks and other nasty things, many small tight ...
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Should I sneak before stabbing?

The following graph is representative of my experience when playing spy in Team Fortress 2. In English, sometimes when I play spy I notice some people seem distracted (say, a demo or a heavy ...
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Can I add numerical building health to the corner HUD?

I already know how to add a number to the target ID box so I can point at teammates and buildings to find out exactly how much health they have. But I can't find a way to do it for the Engineer's HUD ...
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Is there a way to retrieve a list of items which you have more than one copy?

The backpack examiner oddly doesn't do that. Is there any other site which offers that service, or maybe even an in-game interface I have somehow missed?
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Do you need to take damage during warmup to let your medic charge faster?

What I've seen many people do is equip the gloves of running urgently, or rocket jump, or flarejump, or sticky jump, for the only reason of letting the medic charge faster, guaranteeing a uber being ...
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Can I get a premium TF2 account that's able to trade if I receive an old gift copy?

I picked up TF2 when it became free. I want to be able to trade, and my friend got a copy of TF2 from the Potato Sack Pack. If I get that copy, will I get a premium account?
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Can you manually change your health as a disguised spy?

I just got the Dead Ringer, and one of its effects is that you cannot cloak on demand. What I like to do to get behind enemy lines and start backstabbing my way forward is to run screaming medic, in ...
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How to quickly select other weapon for a slot in Team Fortress 2?

I often want to select a different weapon in a slot, but often I'm too lazy, or don't have time to go to the menu and do it. For example, when I play as Demoman, if I want to quickly get to the ...
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How to reach the area right outside BLU's final spawn point in Barnblitz as a RED spy?

I've had multiple times my teleport entrances sapped when I built them on BLU's final spawn point, but when I play spy, there's no obvious way to get there, so I have to resort to the revolvers. While ...
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What do people mean when they say “Craftable Hat”

When someone says "Trading x for a craftable hat" (generally comes in the form of "Trading one refined per craftable hat), what exactly is it that they mean?
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What hats in TF2 are, or were, available for free?

What hats and miscellaneous wearables (like sunglasses and badges) in TF2 are available for free, without crafting, buying, un-crating, random drops, trading, or buying a game on Steam? Aside from ...
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Does the Powerjack give you health when you kill enemies with the flamethrower?

Does the Powerjack give you health when you kill enemies with the flamethrower? The description isn't very clear.